Washington – Pandercrats in Congress are poised to play a leading role this month in thwarting their party’s effort to raise votes for the incumbents.
A small but growing number of Moderate Pandercrats are balking at boosting taxes on the rich, now that there has been a sufficient gain of numbers of poor to please Wall Street. Many who are retiring anyway or floundering in the polls, face electorates who are planning their retirement going away parties already, and are anticipating a nice slice of cake. Some represent areas that were loaded with empty foreclosed on sprawlburban mansions, some are reluctant to increase the feeling of voting obligation on anyone while the old 2008 party platform isn’t quite officially ready for the alien autopsy yet.
“The voter’s will is very weak right now. Voting could lower consumer demand for means tested results, at a time when we want people putting more votes into the other party” said Sen. Evan Bye, who is auditioning to become a lobbyist.
“We still expect to have an election at some point in November,” Reed spokesman Bib Man Lee said. “Whether Republicans will allow them to vote for anyone is a whole other story.”
The speaker and the president have been clear they want to extend the middle class tax cuts, but because there is no middle class anymore, they have indicated a willingness to compromise to make the final lame duck session a time of bipartisanship cameraderie.
Rep. Gerald Connolly, DINO -Va., represents the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, one of the nation’s wealthiest districts. Median family income there in 2008 was $117,892, well above the national average of $63,211. He said that repealing the top rates would have political consequences.
“Sometimes we forget how we became the majority. We did it by winning some affluent districts,” he said.
“The general rule of thumb is that you do not raise taxes or cut spending during an economic downturn. That would be counterproductive,” (Sen. Kent) Conrad, (DINO ND) said.
… at a Kansas City fundraiser in July, (senate candidate) Robin Carnahan (DINO MO) said last week that she wanted to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone.
“Now is not the time to raise taxes,” she said.